On Wed, 26 Apr 2000, Hago Ziegler wrote:
> Hi ,
> I'm interested in the functions of freetype. I tried the test-programs
> and it works all very nice.

If I understand you, you want to use True Type fonts.  I'm running Gimp 1.1.20
and XFree86 4.0.  My /etc/X11/XF86Config file contains the lines:

        Load "Type1"
        Load "freetype"
        FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ttf/"

I created that ttf directory and copied all the .ttf files that I could find
into there.
        From MS Windows: \windows\fonts\*.ttf

Then I went to http://www.freshmeat.net/ and searched for the
program called "ttmkfdir".  When you download it, it contains a binary that you
can run on a glibc2 system.  Just rename it to "ttmkfdir" and move it to
somewhere like /usr/local/bin.  Then cd /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ttf and run

        ttmkfdir > fonts.dir

Exit X and restart it.  All your true type fonts will be available in Gimp and
everything else in X.

You can install XFree86 4.0 easily by just downloading it from www.xfree86.org
(in something like 3 large files).  Once you tar -xzvf, it compiles easily
with just a few commands:  Something like ./config, make, make install (its been
a while).  You'd want to mv /usr/X11R6 /usr/X11R6-old and clean up or move out
of the way old X files first.

Hope this is helpful.

Robert B. Easter

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